Hiring Managers Articles

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    Diversity Recruiting Efforts Won’t Significantly Improve Until We Address These 2 Barriers

    January 12, 2021

    Listen, I support diversity, but I gotta get this sales position filled asap — it’s killing me to have this territory uncovered.” — Sales Hiring Manager I appreciate the value of diversity, really, but we’ve had years of success hiring against this profile. We know that people from [brand company, pedigreed school] do better here — they’re predictably good hires...

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    Stop the Blame Game: How Hiring Managers and Recruiters Can Partner to Improve Diversity Efforts

    November 19, 2020

    As a part of my consulting business, I do diversity recruiting training programs for both recruiters and hiring managers. My most favorite reaction from participants happens when I make this bold statement during orientation: “In diversity recruiting, recruiters are accountable for the diversity within the candidate pool and hiring managers are accountable for...

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    What Would Your Hiring Managers Say if Candidates Asked Them About Diversity?

    November 4, 2020

    I’m excited. Excited because — despite everything that’s challenging about 2020 — my team and I are seeing many more companies move from a world of “diversity as an HR initiative” to a world where diversity and inclusion are embedded into the company culture. We’re seeing strong executive support and accountability. We’re seeing holistic thinking. And we’re...

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    Use the Hiring Manager Maturity Model to Build a Culture of...

    June 1, 2020

    A culture of recruiting — where all hiring managers, not just recruiters, help to attract and recruit top talent — doesn’t happen by...

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    How to Build an Effective Recruiter/Hiring Manager...

    March 24, 2020

    With many people currently transitioning to remote work and working from home, employees across every industry are trying to figure...

  • 12 Questions Every Manager Should Ask to Build an Inclusive...

    December 31, 2019

    If you manage a team of people, I’d like you to answer two questions: Q1: Who owns the hiring effort for your team? Q2: And, who owns...